Chicken Xacuti Recipe

Chicken Xacuti Recipe
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Apart from frying Chicken on a barbeque, the Xacuti is another dish you can try this Christmas. However, this requires some time for preparation, but the effort is totally worth it.
Chicken Xacuti Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 9.5 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 20 flakes Garlic
  • 5" Ginger
  • Coriander Leaves
  • 4 green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 large Coconut (grated)
  • 4 large Onions (sliced)
  • Oil
  • 8 Kashmiri Chilies
  • 3 Cinnamons
  • 2 Cardamoms (peeled)
  • 1 poppy flower (dagarful with seeds removed)
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Aniseeds (baddixep)
  • 1tsps. Poppy Seeds (coscos)
  • 1 Mace (potri)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 large Onions (chopped)
  • 10 flakes Garlic (chopped)
  • 6 Tomatoes (cut into quaters)
How to make Chicken Xacuti:
  • Cut chicken into small pieces after cleaning. Apply salt on them and keep them aside.
  • Grind garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, green chilies, and turmeric powder to make a paste. Rub this paste on the chicken.
  • Roast the grated coconut with sliced onions in a frying pan, till they become brown in color. Grind this fried mixture to make a thick paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and roast Kashmiri chilies lightly. Transfer them to a plate.
  • Roast cinnamons, cardamoms, poppy flower, nutmeg and coriander seeds in the same pan. Mix roasted chilies with them.
  • Now, roast coriander seeds, mace, aniseed and poppy seeds very lightly. You can add some more oil to roast, if it is required.
  • Grind all the roasted spices to make a fine paste.
  • Melt ghee in a large pan and fry chopped onions and garlic, till they become tender.
  • Add marinated chicken and lid the pan. Cook till the chicken pieces become tender.
  • Now, add the spice paste and the coconut paste to the chicken and cook for another ten minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve chicken Xacuti with lemon slices.

Reviews and Ratings:
priyanka posted 17/11/2011
instead of using tomatoes,it is better to grind 1 small ball of tamarind while grinding coconut and onion.